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Occurred : 8/14/2004 22:15 (Entered as : 08/14/2004 22:15)
Reported: 8/16/2004 10:07:45 PM 22:07
Posted: 8/24/2004
Location: Stow, OH
Shape: Light
Duration:5 minutes
Very bright light that was in the eastern horizon moving west, the light 'turned off' then reapered in the western sky seconds later.

I was working saturday 08-14-04 patroling an appartment community, at 2215hrs I was standing outside in aparking lot star gazing when I saw this bright light approaching from the east. At first I thought it was an aircraft but then realized there was no sound and if it were landing lights on an aircraft at say airliner cruzing altitudes it would not have been as bright as it was. The light was moving at a steady pace (like an airliner) when it suddenly dissapered and then reapered on the western horizon just a moment later (3 seconds, entirely too fast to be an airplane) this time the light had stopped moving. it stayed at its present spot for about three minutes and then it appered to start climbing straight up. (not going east to west or north to south just straight up) the light was getting smaller as it climbed untill it looked like a faint distant star and moved at an amazing speed back to the eastern horizon and disapered. I was about to contact dispatch however I felt really awkward and did not want to lose credit or respect with my peers. However, since this event two days ago I have been losing sleep thinking about it and decided to do some internet research and thats when I found your web site and this reporting section.